Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Once a Gypsy: The Irish Traveller Series Book One (Irish Traveller #1) by Danica Winters



Goodreads Review




Even for a clairvoyant, the future is never a sure thing.

Helena has always struggled to fit in with her Irish Traveller family. It’s not just her opposition to getting married or her determination to attend university; Helena also has one talent that sets her apart from the rest of her clan―the gift of the Forshaw, the ability to see the future.

Graham is the groundskeeper at a manor in Adare, Ireland. Though the estate appears idyllic, it holds dark secrets, and despite his own supernatural gifts, Graham can’t solve Adare Manor’s problems by himself. Desperate for help, Graham seeks out a last resort: Helena, whose skills are far greater than even she knows.

When he promises to teach her to control her powers, Helena resists, afraid both of the damage her abilities might do and her increasing attraction to the handsome groundskeeper. Her entire way of life is at risk: Any involvement, especially romantic, with non-Travellers like Graham is forbidden. But Helena’s future is anything but certain, and fate has other plans for her family, her powers, and her relationship with Graham.


Short & sweet.

Interesting premise with some good moments. We have a likeable heroine who is a traveller but wants more out of life then just marriage and being a baby factory. She wants to learn. While picking up her Da from prison she has two encounters that will change her life.

She is prophesied to have the foreshaw and Graham Kelly a country man or gorger how the travellers call them talks to her. Those two things change her life.

Graham Kelly needs the gypsies help more specifically Helena’s Da and Helena herself which is good cause her Mam is a right drunken cow.

They start working at Adare Manor and the strange things start to happen. There is a mystery to the place where the paranormal and the veil are at its thinnest.

Not only are there things to overcome in the manor but between Graham and Helena and they do not have it easy. Helena has to choose between the fam and the traditional ways or what her heart wants to do.

There are good moments in the book and it is a solid start to an interesting new series. So far this is my first book by this author and I’m not sure if I’d read anything else.

On a side note I’ve seen a documentary about travellers and it is an entire subculture until itself. They are such a tight knit community and they stick to very old ways.